workshop with Aleksey Balabanov The movie Me Too by the cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov was shown on the third day of the festival.
Following the screening, Balabanov
held a workshop that almost resembled a performance and that showed participants how much an artist can resemble the art he
answered the students' questions in the manner and style of characters from his
Terse - due to the brevity with which he
spoke and which often reached the quality of a zen koan.
Blasphemous - when he
was asked about the influence of Stalker on his
most recent film Me Too, he
responded by saying that he
does not like Andei Tartovsky's movies.
Witty - after the most detailed answers that he
added that he
didn't understand the question that was asked.
Sententious - he
replied to the last question about what piece of advice he
would give to film makers in a simple sentence: "Try to make good movies!
did not want to elaborate on his
old movies, nor did anyone dare ask him what he
would work on in the future.
ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF
Cult Russian director Aleksey Balabanov - who gained his fame and popularity through films such as Brother (1997) and its action sequel, Brother 2, as well as War (2002), which deals with the conflict in Chechnya - arrived to Kustendorf late in the evening.
most recent film Me Too (2012) will be screened tomorrow, January 18, 2013, as part of the Contemporary Trends programme.
As a special guest of Kustendorf
, Aleksey Balabanov
will hold a workshop after the movie.
During seven days of Kustendorf
, in this programme, the following films will be screened: Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou; Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin that won the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Me Too by Aleksey Balabanov; Reality by Matteo Garrone, the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012; Araf - Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu.